Support for teachers
One of our core aims is to secure a flourishing future for physics, and to this end the Institute supports physics in all schools and colleges.
- Physics Teacher Network
The Physics Teacher Network has been established to provide support for physics teachers across the whole of Great Britain and Ireland
- Stimulating Physics Network
The Institute of Physics and the Science Learning Centres have formed a partnership to establish and run a support network for teachers and pupils of physics in England
- Girls in physics
The under representation of girls in physics post-16 is a serious issue for the UK and in particular for the STEM community
- Supporting Physics Teaching
The Supporting Physics Teaching initiative is intended to support specialist and non-specialist teachers who teach physics in the early years of secondary education
- Teachers of Physics award
Do you know a great physics teacher or primary science teacher? If so, why not nominate them for an Institute of Physics Teachers Award?
talkphysics.org, the new community website from the Institute of Physics that brings teachers, resources, ideas, knowledge and mentoring together under one virtual roof
- Email discussion lists
The Education Department supports a number of email discussion lists designed to provide you with a forum to share ideas, ask questions and exchange views
- Finding Speakers for Schools
The website ScienceLive aims to provide an easily searchable database of speakers, presenters and workshop deliverers who can go into schools to speak enthusiastically and engagingly about science.
- Exploring Physics, Uncovering Choice
This new workshop pack of activities aims to encourage staff to work together in providing a consistent approach to careers advice and guidance in their school.
- Physics Enhancement Project
This is a pilot mentor-based project supporting students through the Subject Knowledge Enhancement route into teaching. The IOP is working with the TDA on this project which is funded by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation. This pilot project is no longer accepting applicants.